This rice was an outcome of no proper vegetables for preparing a vegetable pulav:)))) I thought, why not try making this recipe in a simple way and have it with some rich gravy.Trust me,it tasted so great! by itself.Just few ingredients,the pulav tastes delicious. This rice needs no preparation earlier, can be made and served in a jiffy:))
1) Basmati Rice - 1cup
2) Onion(roughly chopped) - 2
3) Ghee or butter (I used low fat butter) - 2tblsp
4) Oil - 1 tblsp
5) Whole spices(bay leaves,cardamom,cinnamon sticks and cloves and caraway seeds)-1or 2 according to taste
6) Cashews - few
7) Coriander powder - 1tsp
8) Red chilly powder - 1tsp
9) Tandoori Masala - 1tblsp
10) Salt to taste
11) Fresh mint and coriander leaves - few
Wash the basmati rice in water. Drain it and keep aside.
In a saute pan,heat oil and ghee.Now,add the whole spices and saute till nice aroma comes.Add,the cashews and fry in medium heat for a minute.Add the chopped onions to the pan and fry till it becomes translucent.Now add, the coriander powder,red chilly powder and saute for a minute.Then,add the rice to the pan, mix the tandoori masala and fry for a another minute.
Transfer all the above mixture of ingredients to a microwave safe bowl and add the required amount of water for the rice, I added 2 1/2 cups of water.Stir in the fresh mint and coriander leaves.Cook the rice covered for fifteen minutes(first for 5 mins,give it a stir,then again cook for 7 mins,mix it and finally cook for 3 mins).
Hot onion pulav is ready !!!! enjoy with gravy or raita.
Note: Microwave cooking time differs.Cook adjusting to the time.